We are a sustainability innovation lab specialised in public innovation, strategic design, scenario building, co-design with users and community centred approaches. We conduct field work, action-research, and training activities. We work both on the present and on the future(s), and both at local level and at meta level.

Case studies
CORPUS Sustainable Street 2030

Walking on a street of a sustainable city in 20 years from now…

Walking on a street of a sustainable city in 20 years from now…
Sustainable Lifestyles 2050 (SPREAD)

What is a sustainable lifestyle? What will a sustainable future mean for the way we live, move, and consume? How do we know if our lifestyles are sustainable or not?... [read more]

What is a sustainable lifestyle? What will a sustainable future mean for the way we live, move, and consume? How do we know if our lifestyles are sustainable or not?... [read more]
Territoires en Résidences

How can we renovate the processes of action of public authorities, engage participation in public institutions and foster sustainable transition...

How can we renovate the processes of action of public authorities, engage participation in public institutions and foster sustainable transition...
City-Eco-Lab

Photo-stories developed with 6 families for the City-Eco-Lab exhibition in the 2008 Design Biennale to picture visitors how daily life could be in a more sustainable Saint-Etienne and engage towards... [read more]

Photo-stories developed with 6 families for the City-Eco-Lab exhibition in the 2008 Design Biennale to picture visitors how daily life could be in a more sustainable Saint-Etienne and engage towards... [read more]
Creative Communities for Sustainable Lifestyles

Collection of cases of social innovation promising in terms of transition towards sustainable living with UNEP and the Swedish Task Force on Sustainable Lifestyles in Brazil, China, India and Africa.... [read more]

Collection of cases of social innovation promising in terms of transition towards sustainable living with UNEP and the Swedish Task Force on Sustainable Lifestyles in Brazil, China, India and Africa.... [read more]
Global Survey on Sustainable Lifestyles

3 scenarios of sustainable living presented through 9 solution story-boards discussed randomly in the online survey promoted by UNEP to beyond 8000 youths worldwide.

3 scenarios of sustainable living presented through 9 solution story-boards discussed randomly in the online survey promoted by UNEP to beyond 8000 youths worldwide.
Nanoplat project

Development of a Platform for Deliberative Processes on Nanotechnology in the European Consumer Market based on social computing tools. Projective scenarios simulating possible developments of nanotechnologies in food to stimulate... [read more]

Development of a Platform for Deliberative Processes on Nanotechnology in the European Consumer Market based on social computing tools. Projective scenarios simulating possible developments of nanotechnologies in food to stimulate... [read more]
SEE/K Sustainable Everyday Exploration / Sustainable Everyday Enabling Kit

Comparative study of different local sustainable transformation processes through local micro-projects in Milan, Shanghai, Malmö, New-York, Bogota and France, UK, Brazil... and realisation of an enabling kit to support their... [read more]

Comparative study of different local sustainable transformation processes through local micro-projects in Milan, Shanghai, Malmö, New-York, Bogota and France, UK, Brazil... and realisation of an enabling kit to support their... [read more]
Cité du Design

Construction of a collective projection based on a story-telling process among the publics of the Cité du Design to define the future usages and functionalities of the new public institution.... [read more]

Construction of a collective projection based on a story-telling process among the publics of the Cité du Design to define the future usages and functionalities of the new public institution.... [read more]
Designing Household Energy Practices (DHEP)

Non-conference and hands-on workshop bringing together designers and academics working from different points of view on the question of cultural change of household practices in the daily use of energy.... [read more]

Non-conference and hands-on workshop bringing together designers and academics working from different points of view on the question of cultural change of household practices in the daily use of energy.... [read more]
One Planet Mobility Cities

Users investigation and scenario building exercise with WWF, University and City of Malmö, Sweden to support systemic transition towards sustainable mobility in 5 European cities.

Users investigation and scenario building exercise with WWF, University and City of Malmö, Sweden to support systemic transition towards sustainable mobility in 5 European cities.
LOLA Looking for Likely Alternatives

Fostering interests and involvement in education for sustainability and responsible living in national school curriculum: LOLA starts as a follow-up of our exploration of social innovations for sustainability. ... [read more]

Fostering interests and involvement in education for sustainability and responsible living in national school curriculum: LOLA starts as a follow-up of our exploration of social innovations for sustainability. ... [read more]
Laboratory for Innovative Usages and Practices (LUPI)

Definition process of a new laboratory focusing user-centred approaches together with the partners companies and institutions of the Cité du Design in Saint-Étienne, France

Definition process of a new laboratory focusing user-centred approaches together with the partners companies and institutions of the Cité du Design in Saint-Étienne, France
ISEU users practices in energy using products

Co-design process with a group of families to define new domestic appliances able to induce a shift in household energy consumption practices.

Co-design process with a group of families to define new domestic appliances able to induce a shift in household energy consumption practices.
VEIL urban farming in Melbourne

Engagement process around scenarios of urban farming in Melbourne through a story-telling workshop and stakeholders envisioning their potential roles in implementing the vision through video-sketches

Engagement process around scenarios of urban farming in Melbourne through a story-telling workshop and stakeholders envisioning their potential roles in implementing the vision through video-sketches
Sustainable Everydays PASS

Exhibition venue at the PASS, Scientific and Social Adventure Park, Belgium challenging visitors with scenarios on new and more sustainable ways of living and engaging them to interact with a... [read more]

Exhibition venue at the PASS, Scientific and Social Adventure Park, Belgium challenging visitors with scenarios on new and more sustainable ways of living and engaging them to interact with a... [read more]
Sustainable Everydays Triennale

Major exhibition venue at the Triennale di Milano, Italy designed as a on-site user-research involving visitors to choose between different daily living solutions and compose progressively a sustainable scenario adapted... [read more]

Major exhibition venue at the Triennale di Milano, Italy designed as a on-site user-research involving visitors to choose between different daily living solutions and compose progressively a sustainable scenario adapted... [read more]